Answer: Eligibility determinations based on pending evictions are case-by-case, as are all determinations of McKinney-Vento eligibility. If a family has been given documentation of an imminent eviction, and they know they will be moving to a homeless situation (going to stay with someone else temporarily, to a motel, to shelter/car/campground, etc.) then their living situation could be determined not to be fixed, regular, and adequate prior to them actually leaving the home. However, if they simply think they will be evicted, but they don’t know when it will happen, or they expect to move into another housed situation, then the eligibility determination will have to wait until more information is available.
If a parent tells the liaison, during the initial assessment, that they are going to be evicted, but this eviction is not going to take place for a few weeks/days, can the liaison qualify them for McKinney-Vento services immediately? What if they have documentation of the eviction?
Feb 3, 2020 | Q and A